BATTLEFORWORLD – August 2, 2017: President Trump commended in a statement released by the White House on the newly-signed Russia sanctions law that it was ‘significantly flawed’, and includes unconstitutional provisions which displace the president’s authority.
“Today, I have signed into law H.R. 3364, the ‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.’ While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” said Trump.
Referencing the bill’s “flaws,” Trump said it “encroaches on the executive branch’s authority to negotiate,” which will make it harder for the US to strike good deals and will “drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together.” (BATTLEFORWORLD: And this is the goal, which also includes Europe. Are the anti-Russian sanctions deadly bullets being fired by the US into itself? Is the “plot” behind the anti-Russian sanctions a brilliant surprise?)
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New Sanctions: ‘US Leaves No Chance For Constructive Cooperation With Russia’
SPUTNIKNEWS – August 2, 2017: The adoption of new sanctions against Russia ‘buries’ the prospects of constructive Russia-US cooperation, Konstantin Kosachev, chair of Federation Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee, said Wednesday (August 2, 2017).
US President Donald Trump signed earlier on Wednesday into law a bill that stipulates tougher sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.
“The United States leaves no chance for constructive cooperation with Russia — the most important partner in solving the central problems of modern world development. This cooperation will inevitably continue to be selective for years,” Kosachev wrote in his Facebook blog.
According to Kosachev, the United States demonstrated the loss of an adequate perception of the realities of the modern day and, consequently, “lost any rights in claims to an ‘exclusive’ role in global leadership.”
The Russian lawmaker added that, in light of new sanctions, the prospects of further settlement of the Iranian and North Korean problems “look very grim.”
The sanctions target Russia’s defense, intelligence, mining, shipping and railway industries and restricts dealings with Russian banks and energy companies.
The law also limits the US president’s ability to ease any sanctions on Russia by requiring Congress’ approval to lift any restrictions. Link: Read Complete Article